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Airlink connects you to Richards Bay with direct flights from Johannesburg.


Richards Bay is a popular holiday destination on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The area is known for its stunning sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery and year-round warm subtropical climate.


Richards Bay boasts one of the major ports in South Africa and the largest coal terminal in the world. Industrial and commercial development in the city is booming, which has resulted in an increase in a new type of travel known as’ industrial tourism’.


Richards Bay is most loved for its proximity to the kingdom of Zululand. It provides a gateway to this tranquil rural area with abundant wildlife. Characterised by grasslands and rolling hills, Zululand offers an exciting safari escape. The Zululand Birding Route is a popular attraction in the area and attracts birders and holidaymakers all year round. Richards Bay is also the closest regional airport to the small town of St. Lucia, which is popular with travellers for its natural beauty and easy access into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife paradise. The park stretches along the Zululand coast from Maphelane in the south, to Kosi Bay in the north, on the Mozambique border and offers eco-tourists some of the most diverse African wildlife and outdoor experiences imaginable.


For your return journey, fly back to Johannesburg with Airlink and travel beyond to other key leisure destinations.

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A Drone view of Richards Bay

A look at the beauty and diversity that Richards Bay has to offer from a birds eye view.

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The Study

We know that Richards Bay is a hotspot for humpback dolphin bycatch and so we are trying to understand how the dolphins use the Richards Bay area while we simultaneously seek alternatives to shark nets.

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Published and special fares. All inclusive. Availability limited per flight and T’s & C’s apply.

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